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Stock Market Today: January 22, 2018

1/22/2018 9:18:14 AM The stock market got off to a tentative start this morning, but managed to firm up as the session progressed. Of note, news that the government would resume its activities likely aided sentiment and encouraged the bulls. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 143 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 23 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 72 points.
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Stock Market Today: January 16, 2018

1/16/2018 8:58:32 AM The equity markets delivered a mixed-to-weaker performance today in a highly volatile trading session, as Wall Street returned from a holiday weekend. Specifically, stocks opened sharply higher this morning, but the gains fizzled as the day progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after breaking through the 26,000 mark earlier today, ended down 10 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 10 points, as well; and the NASDAQ was lower by 37 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Fourth Quarter 2017

1/12/2018 11:54:13 AM JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) kicked off the latest earnings season for banks with a good operating performance, but reported results reflected the upfront impact of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Nonetheless, the stock rose roughly 1% following the financial release. The company recorded earnings of $1.07 a share in the December quarter, compared to $1.65 in the year-earlier period and our estimate of $1.72. The new tax law had an initial negative impact on earnings, partly reflecting the deemed repatriation of overseas remittances, reducing share net by $0.69. 
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Stock Market Today: January 12, 2018

1/12/2018 8:47:32 AM Wall Street didn’t miss a beat on Friday ahead of a three-day holiday weekend, and as earnings season got under way. Stocks rose strongly as companies reporting fourth-quarter 2017 results provided early confirmation that the optimism surrounding recent changes in the tax code will create bottom-line benefits going forward.
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Stock Market Today: October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 9:08:36 AM In a session mostly dominated by the bulls, each of the large-cap indexes set all-time intraday trading highs on Friday before seeing their gains moderated in the lead-up to the closing bell. The optimism was led by the basic materials sector, with consumer cyclicals and technology stocks also doing a large part of the legwork. The market appears to be pricing in the growing sentiment that U.S. corporations will deliver better-than-expected growth in the nascent reporting season. For the day, advancing shares outnumbered declining issues by a ratio of 1.5-to-1.0.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Third Quarter 2017

10/12/2017 11:54:52 AM Shares of JPMorgan Chase, (JPM) which have been trading close to their 12-month high lately, slipped modestly even after the company, one of the largest banks in the United States and a member of the Dow 30, turned in decent September-quarter results. The most recent performance was aided by higher interest rates, a benign credit climate, and the company's ongoing efforts to build up its businesses. All told, September-period reported earnings of $1.76 a share exceeded both the $1.58 logged in the comparable quarter of 2016 and our estimate of $1.65. Revenues increased 3%, year to year, powered mainly by a 10% advance in net interest income that was partly offset by a 4% decline in fee-based revenues. Meanwhile, expenses in the quarter were flattish.
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Stock Market Today: October 11, 2017

10/11/2017 8:50:06 AM The stock market got off to a tentative start this morning, but managed to shape up nicely as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 42 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead nearly five points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 16 points.
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Stock Market Today: July 21, 2017

7/21/2017 8:56:28 AM The major averages ended the week on Friday taking a break from their recent record-setting performances. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 32 points; the NASDAQ dropped a couple of points; and the S&P 500 pulled back ever so slightly. Market breadth was more clearly tilted to the downside, but not excessively so. Decliners outpaced advancing issues on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
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Stock Market Today: July 17, 2017

7/17/2017 8:44:41 AM The stock market managed to press ahead earlier today, before weakening in the afternoon. At the close of trading, the averages were mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down eight points; the S&P 500 Index was off nominally; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by two points. Market breadth was slightly favorable, with winners just ahead of losers on the NYSE. Second-quarter earnings season is getting underway. The market will likely react to the news, especially when bellwether companies weigh in with reports that have implications for entire business sectors.
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